All Nations Christian Reformed Church

Announcements for Week of November 25 - December 1, 2007
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION Weekly Calendar Monday Wednesday Thursday Sunday 7:30 9:30-11:30 am 8:00 12:15 10:00 am 7:00 pm Worship Committee at Porters’ Coffee Break Bible Study for women, at the church Choir returns to its regular Wednesday night rehearsal time this week Men’s prayer time at the church Morning Worship - Psalm 9:7-9, 18 “Hope in Troubled Times (1): AIDS” Evening worship is cancelled Ark Fundraising Show at All Nations

Next Sunday (Dec. 2), Advent begins. “Advent” means coming. In this season (4 Sundays before Christmas) we do remember the 1st coming of Christ, but especially express our longing and prepare for his 2nd coming. Our theme this year will be “Hope in Troubled Times” (Psalm 9:9, 18). We’ll be hoping our way through some current issues: next week we begin with AIDS. Here is a schedule of worship for December: Dec 2 am Dec 2 pm Dec 9 am Dec 9 pm Dec 16 am Dec 16 pm Dec 23 am Dec 23 pm Dec 25 Dec 30 am Dec 30 “Hope in Troubled Times (1)” (Communion) no evening worship; Ark Show instead “Hope in Troubled Times (2)”: Advent Scriptures and Song service Communion “Hope in Troubled Times (3)” no worship; 5 pm Christmas dinner, followed by Offerings of Music and Gifts “Hope in Troubled Times (4)” no evening worship 10:00 Christmas morning worship Karen Norris preaching (communion) no evening worship

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:8)  In our church's prayer cycle, pray for those on page 10 of the directory: Jellica & Hugo Jahncke; Ray, Sally, and Sophie Jahncke; Amy Jansen; Gordon & Sonia Jones; Mary Joseph; Temisha King. Continue to pray for those struggling with long term health: Mary Joseph, Margaret Henry, B.J. Fullerton, Deloris Boutilier, Barb Cave, Hugo Jahncke, and for Teri & Jeff Murray who are expecting twin boys. Pray for Judith Howe’s sister, Tootsie, who is facing the end of her life with cancer. Pray for the Lynes. Foster’s mother passed away very suddenly this week. May God give comfort and peace through Christ. Pray for our church’s budget – particularly our Debt Reduction and Building Funds – as we approach the end of the year. Pray for the “physical” ways people come to us: our building, our website, our phone lines – that these would consistently be used in welcoming and godly ways.

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Pray for the Back-to-God-Hour’s Spanish-language children’s TV program aired in El Salvador and Guatemala – that God will use this tool to attract many children to the gospel and help them learn to live godly lives.

Summoning the Mild and Lazy! All men are again invited to a time of prayer. It’ll be this Thursday, Nov. 29, at 12:15, at the church. Feel free to bring your lunch. Offerings from Sunday, November 11th

General Fund Benevolence CRWRC World Hunger Debt Reduction

$1802.42 $313.90 $100.00 $320.00

Offerings from Sunday, November 18th General Fund $4771.04 Campus Ministry 277.56 Benevolence 7.00 Debt Reductions 2005.00 Building Fund 325.00
NEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY Christmas Shoe Box Challenge: The Metro Non Profit Housing Support Centre is asking for donations of Christmas Shoe Boxes. At the centre people deal with housing, finance and health issues or simply meet with friends. For many people at the centre, a Christmas Shoe Box will be the only gift they receive. You are invited to prepare a shoe box full of personal items for men or women: toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs), socks, scarves, mitts, underwear, playing cards, wallet, bus tickets, Tim Horton’s gift certificates, etc.. (The ratio of men to women boxes that are needed is 5 to 1). Last year we were able to bless 40 people with a gift! The shoe boxes can be brought to church by Sunday Dec. 16th. Contact Elna for more info. NEWS FROM OUR DENOMINATION You Can Go Home Again: What’s going on in your heart this Advent season? What are you anticipating? Many people are busy with preparations at this time of year. But yet many of us also express deep longings that are stronger during this season. But what exactly are we longing for? Find out on the Dec. 2 Back to God Hour. Go to for local stations and times. CRWRC: Cyclone Sidr hit south central Bangladesh with a tidal surge of over 15 feet on Nov 15. More then 3,000 persons were killed and the survivors are in urgent need of food, blankets, clothing and other essentials. CRWRC’s Dhaka, Bangladesh office is providing these life essentials, but much more is needed. Please give generously. Mark your check "Bangladesh Floods 2007," and mail to CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8, or call 1-800-730-3490. CRWRC: World AIDS Day is Dec. 1st.On Dec. 2nd CRWRC will launch its two-year Embrace AIDS campaign to raise money, awareness and advocacy for people infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Let's join hands and commit to Embrace AIDS together. For more information about CRWRC's AIDS work and the Embrace AIDS campaign, visit . Cycling, Aids And Poverty: How are these three things related? Read about the connection at or sign-up for "On The Way", the e-newsletter of the Sea to Sea 2008 Bike Tour.
Pastor: Rev. David Vroege Email: Bulletin Editor: Deadline for submissions: Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.